Dr. Janann Sherman, is a professor and the chair of the History Department at the University of Memphis.
Sherman received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1993. Her particular areas of
expertise are twentieth century America, and women and American politics.
Her publications include The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage (co-authored
with Carol Lynn Yellin), No Place for a Woman: A Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith,
Conversations with Betty Friedan, Memphis in Black and White and Beale Street (co-authored
with Dr. Beverly Bond).
Current projects: a biography of pioneer aviator Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie, and a History
of the University of Memphis (co-authored with Dr. Beverly Bond).